Karuna cadres shoot dead refugee in Kaluvankerny

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 04 April 2007, 00:11 GMT]
Two unidentified armed men, alleged to be Karuna group members, riding a bicycle, shot dead a refugee staying at the Koralankerny refugee camp at Kaluvankerny in Eravur police division in Batticaloa district Tuesday around 7:45 a.m, sources in Eravur said. He was taking a bath at a well near the camp when he was shot

The victim was identified as Cithiravel Sivanathan, 28, displaced from Pankudaveli in Paduvankarai in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) held territory.

Eravur police took Sivanathan's body to Eravur hospital where inquest into death was held before the body was handed over to his relatives around 3:10 p.m.

Large number of people of Paduvankarai area in the LTTE held territory were forced to displace due to SLA offensives.

Kaluvankerny is located 17 km northeast of Batticaloa town.

 

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